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Vanity: how do I convince a software program that i AM the administrator of my own computer??
self | 12/17/2011 | RaceBannon

Posted on 12/17/2011 8:29:49 PM PST by RaceBannon

I recently downloaded SPYBOT Search and Destroy and ran it, it found stuff, but I cannot delete all of it because it said the administrator had to do it and I did not have that privelege!

How do I slap this software up the head and let it know that I AM the administraotr of my own computer??


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: administer; cheese; getamac; moose; searchanddestroy; spybot
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1 posted on 12/17/2011 8:29:59 PM PST by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon
are you the only user account or are there more than one?
2 posted on 12/17/2011 8:33:31 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

If it’s a windows machine, I think when you reboot it, you hit something like the F8 key, and start it in safe mode, and that will let you log in as admin. or something like that.


3 posted on 12/17/2011 8:34:53 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: RaceBannon

What OS are you on? If Windows-based, you can try booting into safe mode (F8 as you boot) and then try your deletes from there. This will limit the number of running processes, one of which may be holding on to these files.


4 posted on 12/17/2011 8:35:20 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: RaceBannon

5 posted on 12/17/2011 8:35:20 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: RaceBannon

There are some applications that only recognize the local admin account as the true administrator. Log on as admin and run it. Alternatively, at times the suspect files can become “locked” by account or OS processes. Boot in safe mode and run the program.


6 posted on 12/17/2011 8:35:57 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: RaceBannon
Version of Windows, age and type of computer?

Could help to know these things.

7 posted on 12/17/2011 8:36:28 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: RaceBannon

you have never set a password for your compupter. once you do, you will be the administrator.


8 posted on 12/17/2011 8:36:42 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: RaceBannon
Computer smashing smiley Pictures, Images and Photos
9 posted on 12/17/2011 8:37:35 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: RaceBannon

I’m not a huge techie but I can tell you this much:

in “User Accounts” in the Control Panel there will be the one or more accounts for your PC.

Clearly ‘you’ (however you normally log on) were not created with Administrator priveleges. ‘You’ RB (whatever you may call yourself on that PC have only normal user priveleges.

You need to find out from whoever set up your computer what the Admin. password is or look at your own account and see if it will let you somehow upgrade it to “Administrator” priveleges (but normally that can only be done from within an “Admin” account).


10 posted on 12/17/2011 8:37:43 PM PST by Enchante
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To: RaceBannon

Just hold your administraotr badge up in front of the webcam...


11 posted on 12/17/2011 8:42:17 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Chode; All

I am th e only user

I do log on, but only one account

WINDOWS 7
EXPLORER 9
newest download from SPYBOT

Going to do the safemode thing, I had forgotten that, it was what I was doing to the computers at work using this same download! LOL!


12 posted on 12/17/2011 8:42:55 PM PST by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: Chode

Have you tried “right clicking” and then select “Run as administrator”?


13 posted on 12/17/2011 8:43:29 PM PST by ConservativeChris
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To: RaceBannon

lol, this drove me crazy but is an easy fix.

Instead of double clicking Spybot S&D to start, on the desktop, RIGHT-click the icon on Spybot. An option menu will appear to “RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR”. Click that and you’ll be able to fix and repair whatever it finds.

Hope this helps.


14 posted on 12/17/2011 8:44:44 PM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: RaceBannon

I had the same question today and discovered that you hadda right click on it (the Spybot) to make it run as Administrator.)

Why delete it, though? It is good.


15 posted on 12/17/2011 8:45:03 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: RaceBannon
okydoky...
16 posted on 12/17/2011 8:45:03 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: RaceBannon

Do you have the Federal Administrator license?


17 posted on 12/17/2011 8:46:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: RaceBannon
I've been in IT since 1997, and have serviced damn near every industry in hardware, software, networking components, network admin, and I'm not above using software tools both sanctioned and otherwise to brute-force hack a system into complying. But there are times when there's only one recourse left:

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

18 posted on 12/17/2011 9:02:25 PM PST by Viking2002 (Hippies smell.)
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To: musicman; rdb3; AnotherUnixGeek
Old...but still a classic:


19 posted on 12/17/2011 9:03:32 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Viking2002

“Hit any key...”


20 posted on 12/17/2011 9:04:08 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: RaceBannon

Actually log on the computer with the username ‘Administrator’ and then run spybot.


21 posted on 12/17/2011 9:06:27 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: re_nortex
Good one!! I like this one also:


22 posted on 12/17/2011 9:08:54 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: RaceBannon

You need to contact your betters at HLS, since they are the über-administrators...


23 posted on 12/17/2011 9:20:57 PM PST by null and void (Day 1062 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: RaceBannon

Never argue with an idiot. lol


24 posted on 12/17/2011 9:25:55 PM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: RaceBannon

Give it $5 bucks and do a pole dance....


25 posted on 12/17/2011 9:29:46 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: RaceBannon

A couple of other anti-virus/anti-malware apps to download for free and use on your computer that are extremely effective in getting rid of that junk on your computer are the following.

Malwarebyte’s
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Super Antispyware
http://www.superantispyware.com/


27 posted on 12/17/2011 9:37:02 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: musicman

I believe that would be the local number for McKinsey & Co’s Zurich office (01.876.8000). But who would want to work for them?


28 posted on 12/17/2011 9:50:29 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

29 posted on 12/17/2011 9:52:30 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: cynwoody

30 posted on 12/17/2011 9:54:51 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Keith in Iowa
Hey Keith I am a class of 1998 too. Actually only days apart from our member since dates.

From one 98'er to another... Have a very merry Christmas!
31 posted on 12/17/2011 10:48:35 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: RaceBannon

Deposit all your assets in an offshore account in the name of HAL 9000 then hit 'enter.' I think you will find that the problem has been cleared up.

32 posted on 12/17/2011 11:17:19 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Hammerhead
...."you have never set a password for your compupter. once you do, you will be the administrator.".....

Not true in Win 7. I have had the same problem. and haven't solved it yet myself. I have 2 hard drives. One is my old XP drive and the new is Win 7. I have everything ready to go on Win 7 except my mail. I keep most of my mail, about 2 gigs worth. My friends and family and business correspondence. I have Office 2007 Enterprise and use Outlook. I cannot copy, move, or do anything to the old mail to get it recognized by Win 7 without being the admin. I have a password, I have been in safe mode, I have taken ownership of the files, the folder, the everything to do everything with it, and still cannot move the file. I have even tried the file transfer thingy with Windows and can't do it. I hate to copy 40 gigs of stuff just for my mail. All of this and I can get a virus that infects everthing from someone without any password, rights, ownership, nothing! Gates is a genius.

33 posted on 12/17/2011 11:39:49 PM PST by chuckles
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To: Viking2002

Another classic administrator's solution to the insoluble message.

34 posted on 12/18/2011 1:39:01 AM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: RaceBannon

Had the same frustrating problem myself with the same program. But it’s VERY simple - RIGHT click on the icon, and one option will be “Run as Administrator.” Click on that, and you’re in like Flynn.


35 posted on 12/18/2011 1:49:29 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hydrazine
bump for later

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36 posted on 12/18/2011 2:17:11 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: RaceBannon

You could always go to the Control Panel and hit “system restore”. This will erase any programs that have been installed within the last month or so, returning your computer to the way it was before you installed that annoying doohickey.


37 posted on 12/18/2011 4:09:02 AM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: chuckles
Have you tried just copying the *.pst files to the new Office Installations proper working directory (just overlay the new file created with the old one) and opening Exchange? That would be the simplest solution but there are others depending on your setup. Keep in mind that Exchange files can only be opened by exchange when it is running not through Windows explorer.
38 posted on 12/18/2011 4:34:51 AM PST by Woodman
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To: re_nortex

I worked with a guy who looked and acted just like that. He had a scruffy beard, suspenders, a smug smirk and only ever used vi as an editor. He was also reflexively liberal and smart as hell.


39 posted on 12/18/2011 4:43:14 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Jack Hammer; All

I got it done through safe mode, and that took 6 tries to get F8 to be recognized!

anyways, I got them all this time, thanks for the help, and YES, I right clicked on the icon AFTER I finished and saw that option myself about running as an adminstrator!

Oops!


40 posted on 12/18/2011 6:17:10 AM PST by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: ConservativeChris; parksstp

you guys both posted that right after I logged off and ran it in safemode! LOL!


41 posted on 12/18/2011 6:20:23 AM PST by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
"reflexively liberal and smart as hell"

This is simply not possible. He might be good at fooling you, but the two are simply incompatible.

42 posted on 12/18/2011 6:32:33 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Not true. He is the one example of a smart liberal, who is also kind and wise. Most liberals I know are narrow minded and petty, he is not.

Our major disagreement is about the effacy of government interventions. I think they are invariably captured by special interests and are counterproductive and worse than useless. He thinks agrees, but thinks they are marginally better than useless.

His background is largely middle class, he’s never really known poverty or poor people, mine is a lot more hardscrapple. I witnessed the war on poverty first hand and saw its destructive effects.


43 posted on 12/18/2011 6:51:25 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: RaceBannon
First, assuming you are using WinXP, go to Control Panel>>User Accounts.

This will show you the roles of each account on the system. If you are not listed as Administrator, have another account that is listed as Administrator login and change the role of your account. Then login to your account and retry the deletions.

44 posted on 12/18/2011 7:42:38 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Attacking Wall Street because you're jobless is like burning down Whole Foods because you're hungry.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
I worked with a guy who looked and acted just like that. He had a scruffy beard, suspenders, a smug smirk and only ever used vi as an editor. He was also reflexively liberal and smart as hell.

What!?!? This smart fellow used that bloated, fancy, WYSIWYG, user-friendly vi editor? No thanks. I am a real he man and wouldn't reduce myself to such eye-candy. Instead, I embrace the immutable fact, Ed Is The Standard Text Editor.

:-)

But of course, there are some who wouldn't even deign to use ed since real men of genius never make mistkaes and thus find the following more than sufficient:
cat > /usr/src/kernel.c

45 posted on 12/18/2011 11:33:39 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex
real men of genius never make mistkaes

You know, I believe you.

46 posted on 12/18/2011 12:13:35 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Woodman
Yeah, That's what I've been trying to do, but it won't let me. Keeps telling me the Admin needs to do it. I'm the Admin. Go figger. I can't do anything with the XP *.pst file. I tried to back it up with ghost and then restore it to the Win 7 position, but still no go. Win 7 just has it locked down tight. I've tried to take ownership and still no go. I'll get it figured out some day, but right now, I just don't know. I'm the only account on the machine so I'm the admin, but I thought I might create an "admin" account and try that. I may have to reinstall everything from scratch and try again. something has a glitch in it somewhere. I figure it's Win 7 and not Office.

I use my machine to trade stocks and options, so I can't really get down and dirty till the weekends. I've been wanting to upgrade, but I have 4 screens and until recently, couldn't get but 2 to work. Bought a new video card and now have 4 screens on Win 7. Now I just need to get my email up and it's complete. I'll get it eventually, but it ain't vanilla. My final goal is to have Outlook save my email on a separate drive to save it from a c:\ crash or virus. I save my vitals on separate partitions or drives to just keep the program files on C:. I can always restore from my DVD's if the important stuff isn't lost. I haven't had Office long enough yet to figure out how to get it to save somewhere other than C:. I migrated from Office XP to Enterprise 2007 with no problem on my XP drive. Now that I want to migrate to Win 7,... all kinds of trouble.

47 posted on 12/18/2011 10:55:21 PM PST by chuckles
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To: chuckles
I believe that what you want to do will be easy once you have the right combo. I have done it quite a few times with differing versions of Windows and Outlook. Try going to the knowledge base at Microsoft and searching for an answer (here is the outlook KB link http://support.microsoft.com/ph/928 ).
48 posted on 12/19/2011 4:20:08 AM PST by Woodman
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To: RaceBannon

Dave: Open the door, HAL.

HAL9000: I’m afraid I can’t do that, Dave!


49 posted on 12/19/2011 4:39:48 AM PST by liberateUS
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To: RaceBannon

Right click the program you wish to run. In the drop down menu you should see a selection “Run as Administrator.” Choose that selection.


50 posted on 12/19/2011 12:14:28 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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